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convoy32 - Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle - Quincy, IL News - Quin
I'll find them anyway,he ain't stopping me from my rights,you people better pay attention where this heading? He has got 2 long years to change a lot by executive action!! I ain't doing anything this crazy man is trying to make me do! America you better wake up fast or it will be to late, its time to impeachment this wacko,QUICK!!! Just saying
QuincyGuy - Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle - Quincy, IL News - Quin
If you are thinking "I don't have a AR-15, so it doesn't affect me" then think again. If they get by with this, the next bullets or guns he will do this to is YOURS. Think about this. Think real hard! Write/Call your Congressmen in Washington and tell then NO or they are history the next election and then follow through next election. Elect another Democratic President and KISS YOUR…
AYHSMB - Schock reimburses $35,000 for office renovation - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If this RINO gets re-elected, we have only ourselves to blame. This guy is in it for the money and stature, and will milk it until he's kicked out. Better keep a close eye on him.
AYHSMB - Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle - Quincy, IL News - Quin
fingers-Four down-votes! We've some real restrictionists on this site.
AYHSMB - Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle - Quincy, IL News - Quin
Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.-Thomas Paine

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California is in its fourth year of drought, which has left its water reserves dry and cost its economy billions of dollars. Imagine these conditions across southern and central U.S. for another 30 years. There's an 80 percent chance that 30-year droughts will be the new normal for the region after
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Estonia's Oscar Nominee, 'Tangerines,' Is The Anti-'American Sniper'

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Early in Tangerines, Estonia's Oscar nominee, an old carpenter named Ivo finds an injured soldier near his home, a fresh wound on his chest. "You shouldn't yell," the old man tells the soldier. "Otherwise, you might die." This is how a quiet war film asks you to hush and to listen. It's a
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Republicans Think They've Finally Figured Out How to Kill Unions

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Remember unions? You know, those organizations that helped raise wages, made workplaces safer by pushing for laws that would punish employers for dangerous conditions, and gave us the 40-hour workweek?You could be forgiven for forgetting them, considering that union membership has been on the declin
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Another Day, Another House Bill That Proves Republicans Don't Care About the Deficit

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When President Barack Obama unveiled his budget a few weeks ago, Republicans dismissed it immediately as unserious. “With even all of these tax increases, you don’t even balance the budget, not even in ten years, because you don’t get spending under control,” Rep. Paul Ryan, the chairman of
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Will 'American Sniper''s Success Taint His Killer's Trial?

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With American Sniper topping Box Office sales for weeks on end, it’s no surprise that the trial of the man accused of murdering the real-life protagonist, Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, is also making
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Shell's CEO Wants Big Oil to Believe in Climate Change. We've Seen This Bait and Switch Before.

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The CEO of Royal Dutch Shell wants the oil industry to take a bigger role in the fight against climate change. On Thursday night, Ben van Beurden urged a room full of oil executives to “be less aloof, more assertive,” ahead of international climate talks in Paris. “The world will benefit,”
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